After an international search, the New York State Gaming Commission announced Jan. 13 that Dr. Scott Palmer has been appointed the equine medical director for the racing regulator.
The New York State Gaming Commission and NYRA announced Sept. 20 enhanced security measures will be in place for horses competing in the September 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
New York regulators Sept. 9 re-issued an expired rule requiring the previous trainer of a claimed horse to provide the new owner with all records regarding corticosteroid joint injections within 48 hours of the race.
Off to a stuttering start, the Gov. Andrew Cuomo-appointed New York state Gaming Commission held its first meeting June 26 in Manhattan.
Submission and publication of veterinary records for horses competing in the Belmont Stakes is among the security measures announced May 21.
More than a year after it was created by law, the New York Gaming Commission is getting closer to having board members in place who can fully run the new agency.
New York's growing gambling industry is now being regulated by a single state agency with vast powers over the individuals and companies involved in everything from Thoroughbred racing to Indian casino operations.
A lawyer with a long racing and gambling regulatory background will become the top executive of the New York State Gaming Commission, a new agency that legally comes to life Feb. 1 to oversee all gambling-related industries.
New York state, in the first full day controlling the New York Racing Association, said it will review a tentative deal track officials previously made to replace United Tote as NYRA's totalizator contractor.
Aaman, a son of Dubai Destination, was the most expensive horse sold at 42,000 guineas ($69,671 in U.S. funds) during the fourth and final session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training auction Oct. 28 in England.
The state of New York has filed a motion to have the New York Racing Association's bankruputcy petition dismissed.
Officials in New York are considering pushing back the Sept. 29 deadline for the recommendation by a state panel on which entity should be awarded the franchise now held by the New York Racing Association.
The deadline for bids for the franchise now held by the New York Racing Association has been bumped backed slightly due to the illness of the top staff member overseeing the process.
Daily Racing Form correspondent Marty McGee will be competing for two charities in Gulfstream Park's inaugural Turf-Vivor Thoroughbred handicapping contest that began Friday. Any money McGee wins will go a special fund for Robert Williams, who lost his family in a car accident Feb. 15, and the Jockeys' Guild Disabled Jockeys Fund.
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